Let’s take a trip back in time to the year 1973, a time when romance novels were innovative fantasy escapades. And what other notable events took place around 50 years ago? As we are all about retro vibes here at Sweet Savage Flame, we look at what made this year so memorable.
The rise of Black romance novels–especially historicals–provided a platform for diverse representation in a genre that had long ignored this socio-demographic. The last decade of the twentieth century was a time of great change and progress for African American fiction in general.